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and cambridge university professor emeritus john gurdon are in stockholm to attend the award ceremony on monday. yamanaka said he believes he was able to generate induced pluripotent stem cells or ips cells due to unexpected results from his experiments. >> what i want to say to young scientists is that when you observe unexpected results, that's -- that's the chance for a new breakthrough or for a new discovery. >> the japanese professor said he wants to speed up his research and that his work will eventually benefit hospitals and patients. >> i am on a scientific stream which sir john gurdon started 50 years ago. this stream has not been stopped. so we have to draw into clinics or into patients. >> gurdon said he thought what he started had no obvious value from a therapeutic view point, but he said it was completely transformed by professor yamanaka's discovery and he realized that his field could have enormous therapeutic benefits. >>> in the middle east, more than two weeks have passed since a cease-fire took effect in the gaza strip. now israel and hamas are discussing lifting the economi
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revenue by reviewing the current tax deduke system. house speaker john boehner has urged the president to compromise. >> our members believe strongly that raising tax rates will hurt the economy. now we need a response from the white house. >> unless the two sides reach an agreement by the end of this year, the automatic tax increases and spending cuts will take effect in the new year. >>> time to get a check on the markets now. the nikkei here in tokyo rose above the key 9,500 level as concerns about the u.s. economy eased. the nikkei index right now trading at 9521, a gain of over .5% from wednesday's close. traders said positive remarks about a fiscal cliff deal by president obama are aiding share prices. i guess port-related issues are leading the gains as the weakening trend of the yen is continuing. so let's take a look at the currency markets. the dollar is higher against the yen. that's on better than expected nonmanufacturing data out of the u.s. 82.40-43. euro/yen, that's in the mid 107 yen levels this thursday morning. taking a look at other markets in the asia-pacific, sout
. a dramatic and high-profile murder case is unfolding in central america. >> the software guru john mcafee has been arrested after crossing the border illegally from his adopted country of belize, where he is wanted for questioning in the murder of his neighbor, but he says the government is after him because he refused to give in to corruption. >> the name might sound familiar because he is the creator of mcafee virus protection program. then he dismissed the arrest as a ploy to stop him from talking to the press. he had been planning to claim his innocence once again in the murder of his neighbor. the case has attracted huge attention around the world since mcafee wrote blog entries and gave interviews after fleeing belize when police wanted to question him. mcafee is not the main suspect, but police regard him as a person of interest. the victim was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head on november 11. he was alleged to have quarreled with mcafee because the famous software developer let his dogs run around without a leash. a few days before the murder, some of those dogs were found d
, that there be -- that it be done in a way that john boehner leaves with his dignity intact and a sense that he has achieved something. if it is just -- humiliation cannot be a byproduct. >> colby? >> it would not be a defeat for obama in any way. we go over the cliff, a stop because republicans sent over the cliff. -- it is because republicans send us over the cliff, not doing what americans want us to do. the american people think we ought to increase the rates. there is a principle there. they give on that, then the president has to do something on entitlements and put something on the table that is tangible, and we will have to deal. but if it they don't rely on those rates, we will go over the cliff and will be their fault. >> nina? >> everybody can see the outlines of a deal. the reason that president obama won't, i think, just be totally recalcitrant about this is that if we get this deal done, according to a number of top financial people i talk to this week, and the economy is likely to take off and save a lot of grief and make everybody feel a lot better, and congress will benefit from that as wel
that john f. kennedy is their favorite president. now ycan sit at his desk if you click this. jfklibrary.org will start you on your visit to president kennedy's virtual oval office. items on the desk are interactive links that let you explore jfk's political and personal life. clicking on the picture frame will take you to a fily photo album. this link takes you to his campaign office. there are lots of videos to browse through. for example, one of his old tv commercials. >> ♪ kennedy, kennedy, kennedy, kennedy, kennedy, kennedy, ken-nedy for me ♪ >> ♪ kennedy >> ♪ kennedy >> ♪ kennedy >> ♪ kennedy >> you can even dial his phone and listen in on presidential conversations. >> with the popularity 70% now, sir, you'd break 50/50 with the republicans. >> it's a safe bet you'll find lots of fascinating facts about our 35th president. with "click this," i'm harry. >> let's get your opinion in "speak of the week." >> here's this week's question. "do you know your parents' middle names?" >> i don't know my parents' middle names. >> nope. >> no. they don't have any. >> my mom's... ac
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